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  zdanee (Profile)
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Posted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 5:46 pm
Hi all! I have a working PB150, but without an OS. Recently the original 120MB drive died, and I swaped it to an 1GB drive. I had a rescue floppy with a PB150 enabler, so I could initialize and format the drive, and copy the System folder from the boot floppy to the HDD, and it boots. However it is only a floppy OS without anything useful, not even a control panel, so I'd like to install a full OS7.1 or 7.5 on it. I've downloaded the 7.5.3 from apple's site, but it refuses to install, no specific error, just reports after some time, after 3-4 floppies that it encountered an error and it will roll back all changes. I tried to copy my PB150 enabler onto the install disks and boot from them, no luck. The same thing happens with the 7.1 floppies I got later. I never had to install OS7 on this machine myself, it worked for years, so I don't know where did I make a mistake (yeah, no backup from a 16yrs old HDD is a dumb mistake allright). Any solution or help would be appreciated, mostly a lint to a working PB150 floppy set images or a working HDD image.
  naryasece (Profile)
  8 MB
Posted: Fri May 27, 2011 12:36 am

Are you still looking for the install disks for the PowerBook 150? I have a backup of the PowerBook 150's 7.5 system archived on my MacBook.

Let me know...
  zdanee (Profile)
  4 MB
Posted: Fri May 27, 2011 4:35 am
Thank you for your reply, yes, I'm still looking for an original PB150 setup.
I managed to install a 7.5 from a rescue floppy a few months ago, but it lacks basically everything, it is barely enough to boot up the system.
  24bit (Profile)
  64 MB
Posted: Fri May 27, 2011 9:48 am
Did you try "Apple Legacy Software Recovery CD"
hosted on Macintoshgarden?
System 7.1.1 to 7.6 for PB150 seems to be there.
  naryasece (Profile)
  8 MB
Posted: Fri May 27, 2011 12:46 pm
got the archive uploaded to some webspace, i'll PM you zdanee about the details
  VonBraunZ (Profile)
  1 MB
Posted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 11:08 pm
hi i too just recently dug out my powerbook 150 and found that it had the floppydisk with the flashing ?. if you have those disks still would i be able to get them?
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